Ha ha. I forgot to mention they were standing on a tiled floor - the wires were under that!
@cascoder False floors and intricate cooling systems. But of course. This is when a patch actually was a patch to a punch card to correct some bugs in the holes punched in the code. Hence the term, patch.
I did not know that. I do recall punching a card full of z's (I think, all the holes were punched out) and when it went through the card reader, it got tangled in the works and bingo - a cardjam. (Just coined that one.)
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